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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Who Needs the Prom?

The Gift of a Mentor

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Myth of the Teenager

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The History of Public Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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Critical Thinking and Logic

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Shakespeare Camp

Start a Nature Notebook

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

University Model Schools

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Math

Classical Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Laptop Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Teaching Blends

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

AP Courses At Home

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Bears in the House

A Reason for Reading

Phonics the Montessori Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 3

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!